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Inmates find eight used needles during roadside clean-up

SALISBURY — Eight used needles were found on Enochville roadsides during an Inmate Clean-Up project Saturday.
Four inmates, monitored by members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, along with Special Deputy Sgt. Richard Miller, Deputy Howard Dearth and Deputy John Sharpe, picked up 20 bags of trash along Enochville and Spring Garden avenues.
Deputies targeted the area for clean-up after a number of heroin-related arrests in the Enochville area in recent months, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
Inmates cleaned for about seven hours, officers said.
“They received praise from several residents and continued complaints from others about ongoing drug activity,” the release said.

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